New: Testicular Cancer Series
Together with Young Adult Cancer Advocate Extraordinaire, Pat Taylor, we wanted to publish a new series this November to help raise awareness about Testicular Cancer. Our goal was to educate testicular cancer patients, survivors and caregivers about the post-treatment quality of life issues that may arise, of which many men might not be aware. If there is a stigma around this issue, we want to open it up and shed some light on it!!
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A Note from the CKN Team
We are thrilled to announce the newest member of our team, Dr. Gregory Aune, Pediatric Oncologist, researcher, childhood cancer survivor and advocate. Greg has taken on the position of CKN Editor, Knowledge Translation – Childhood Cancer Survivorship. His goal is simple: to help empower childhood cancer survivors to start a dialogue with their doctors by publishing short, easy-to-read research study summaries.
Childhood Cancer Survivors have their own unique set of issues that often go unaddressed by health care professionals once treatment has ended and the child enters adulthood. Although the last 20 years have seen growth in survivorship research, this research is rarely filtered down to the people who need it most – the survivors and their families.
The issues surrounding Childhood Cancer are important to us. We’re committed to helping advocate for children suffering from cancer – children who often can’t speak up for themselves. By partnering with powerful advocates like Sue McKechnie and Jonathan Agin and through projects like the #KidsCancerPain campaign, we strive to raise awareness for policy makers and help parents better manage their children’s cancer.
“A majority of childhood cancer survivors do not have access to consistent comprehensive survivorship care. Thus, simply educating patients through traditional office visits is unlikely to address these knowledge deficits. In the current era of social media and the internet there exists an opportunity to reach survivors via channels outside clinic visits. My goal is to review the latest and greatest survivorship research studies and empower survivors to talk with their doctors about these issues. Because in the end, it is important that childhood cancer patients not merely survive, but THRIVE.”
Visit the CKN Knowledge Translation – Childhood Cancer Survivorship Page.
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Karen Irwin - CKN Project Co-ordinator
As Project Coordinator, Karen liaises with all CKN editors and writers and is responsible for managing the website and its editorial content. Karen brings her unique personal perspective to CKN, after losing her son to cancer at the age of 7. As a pediatric caregiver her experience and insight plays an important role.
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Oncofertility Referral Network
Oncofertility has emerged as a new interdisciplinary approach to address the reproductive future of young men, women, and children facing a life-preserving but fertility threatening cancer diagnosis. The CKN Oncofertility Referral Network is a nationwide platform that links patients, physicians and fertility clinics to ensure time-sensitive needs are met in providing fertility options for young cancer patients as they embark on treatment.